Last updated on February 21st, 2023 at 12:33 am
Crochet a granny square water bottle carrier for anyone who likes to take a water bottle out with them. The bottle is easier to tote around and you can make the handle long enough to suit your needs, whether that’s cross-body or over-your-shoulder. Either way, it’s pretty and practical too.
You Will Need:
- your choice of worsted weight yarn
- crochet hook (I used 4.5mm size)
- crochet thread
- large eye needle
- water or drink bottle, preferably not throwaway plastic
Five petal ruffled flowers, reminiscent of hibiscus, are made after the water bottle carrier pattern then secured wherever you like with hot glue or a small stitch or two. This bonus flower pattern is versatile. With worsted weight yarn and a 4.5 needle, my flowers were about 2-1/2 inches across. If you want them smaller, use lighter weight yarn or crochet thread and a smaller crochet hook.
designed by Twila Lenoir
Editor’s Note: This free pattern is a companion to my free crochet Granny Squares Bag Pattern.
Both bags use the same basic granny squares but the larger bag uses more squares, larger panels and a simple fabric lining.
Older images can’t show details like the crocheted flower pattern added to this sweet water carrier bag, But I followed the flower pattern for the first time, took digital photos, and added them to our free crocheted flower pattern collection.
These remind me of five petal hibiscus flowers and are really very sweet accessories for any crocheted accessory,
My granddaughters wanted these flowers in their hair. Of course, with smaller yarn and hook, that will happen soon.
Free Granny Square Bottle Carrier Pattern
Rnd 1: Ch 4,sl st in first chain to form ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in center ring, ch 2 ,3 dc in center ring,repeat ch 2, 3 dc in center 2 more times.ch 2, sl st in top of first ch 3, sl st in next 2 chains.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp. repeat ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, in next 2 sps. Ch 2, sl st in top of first ch 3, sl st in next 2 chs.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in sp. ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in next sp. repeat round 4, two more times. C hain 3 sl st in ch 3 , slst in each sc. fasten off. This is one granny square. Make three more. Four in all.
Thread yarn in the needle and sew two squares together, right sides facing each other. Do the same with the other two squares. And sew the two panels together, right sides facing each other. Leave top open.
Sl st yarn in side seam ch and ch st long enough to go over head and shoulder and sl st in other side seam ch, turn and dc to other side seam ch. Fasten off.
Make a chain 3 times the width of the bag. And slip through round four of the top granny square, starting at the front going in and out of holes, ending in front again. Knot off the ends.
Bonus: Five Petal Crocheted Flower Pattern
For the Flowers:
You can follow the quick pattern directions below to make these flowers or see more detailed photos and directions, for different sizes and variations, on the updated Five Petal Hibiscus Flower Pattern page.
You may also be interested in how to make hibiscus flower hair clips from the same pattern.
HIBISCUS CROCHET PATTERN:
Rnd 1: ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 4, 4 tr in next st, ch 4( sc in next st, ch 4, 4 tr in next st m, ch 4) 4 times, join with sl st in first sc, fasten off. This is one flower. Make as many as you want.
Hot glue flowers to your crocheted water bottle holder, then glue a button in the center of the flower. I put tweety bird on my daughters, because that is her favorite. I cut it off her pants that are too small.
Pull your drawstrings together and tie a bow to secure the water bottle.
Crocheted Bags – Variations on a Theme
Granny Square Bag Pattern (companion pattern to the water bottle carrier which uses the same base pattern)
Small Drawstring Bag Pattern – suitable for a child’s purse, can be embellised with pony beads.
Classic Drawstring Bag Pattern – made with crochet thread, designed by Coats & Clark.
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